2017 Ram 3500
Ram trucks continue to become better and better through the years, but when it comes to a heavy payload, the heavy duty pickup line is where to go. Despite all the advertising and brand wars, there really is no substitute for the 2017 Ram 2500 and 2017 Ram 3500. With an available best-in-class torque output of 900 lb-ft, and an available Cummins turbo diesel engine, is there really much competition? If you want a work truck or a powerful luxury truck, the 2017 Ram 3500 is the truck to check out.
6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel
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Max Diesel Towing
Engines and Configurations
Ram doesn’t cut corners when it comes to offering its consumers a multitude of combinations and configurations. With seven trims, three engines, two drivetrains, three cabs, and two truck bed lengths available on the Ram 3500 lineup, any buyer can pick out exactly what they want on their heavy-duty Ram 3500 and then some.
The three engine choices consist of a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine with variable valve timing (VVT) technology, and it generates 400 lb-ft of torque. However, buyers that need more power may opt for the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that has a max torque of 429 lb-ft, or the the legendary 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel I6 engine, that has a max of 900 lb-ft of torque.
Towing and Payload Capacity
|Engine||Max Payload in Pounds||Max.Towing Capacity in Pounds|
|5.7-liter V8 HEMI||3,930||13,900|
|6.4-liter HEMI V8||7,390||16,520|
|6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6||6,720||31,210|
Aside from the cab size and truck bed length, there are many features shared between various trims in a lineup. For instance, a locking tailgate is a standard feature in the lineup; other standards consist of a pickup box, heated exterior mirrors with turn signals, and automatic headlamps. The option to add-on LED bed lighting is available throughout the lineup. Select trims may have other options standard or available, such as automatic high beams, depending on its configuration. For instance, when the truck has a 4×4 drivetrain, crew cab, and 6’4” box, the Laramie has the option to add-on automatic headlamps.
Many aesthetic choices are available on the Ram 3500, from chrome exterior mirrors to removing the pickup box altogether. The various trims may wear their respective badges, all of them being an optional add-on but not a standard feature. Moreover, 17-, 18-, and 20-inch wheels are available in various designs, with all-season or on/off-road tires.
The interior features in the 2017 Ram 3500 heavy duty pickup truck are a plenty, nearly too many to name. Luxury features tend to lean towards the high-end trims, such as leather trimmed seats and console components, available heated front seats and second-row seats, automatic dual zone a/c control, a rear sliding window, and an available sunroof. Some basic features, such as a rear split folding seat, are standard on most trims, whereas a 40/20/40 bench seat comes in various grades throughout the lineup i.e. basic cloth 40/20/40 bench versus a Ram Work Grade 40/20/40 bench.
Features found standard throughout the lineup consist of a rear under seat storage compartment, dash liner insulation, the option to remove the carpet and floor mats, optional rubber floor mats, a storage tray, tinted glass windows, tinted windshield glass, and the the usual instrument cluster and driver information centers. A miniature floor console comes standard on the base trim, the Tradesman, whereas the rest of the lineup gets an overhead console instead. The option to install a full length floor console is however available on all trims but the base. As mentioned, the features and options are nearly endless for the Ram 3500.
All trims on the Ram 3500 lineup, except for the base trim (Tradesman) have a 5-inch touchscreen display, with the option to upgrade to an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. Of course, if upgrading from one size to another, the upgrade will also include changing from Uconnect 5.0 to Uconnect 8.4, which opens up the opportunity to further upgrade to Uconnect 8.4 NAV (not available on the SLT trim) and Uconnect Access. The standard sound system is made up of six speakers, but can be upgraded to an Alpine 9-speaker system with a subwoofer on all trims but the base. The audio can be controlled via steering wheel mounted audio controls, found on select trims. Bluetooth with voice command has been integrated into all but the base trim, though is an optional add-on for the Tradesman.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2017 Ram 3500 has all the basic features one would expect from a heavy duty pickup truck, and then some. Found in all trims are advanced multistage front airbags, mounted and side-curtain airbags, traction and stability systems, a variation of remote keyless entry (not on the Tradesman), and a Sentry Key theft deterrent system. Optional features consist of a DOT certified roadside safety kit, a DOT certified fire extinguisher, a security alarm, a ParkView rear back-up camera, and a ParkSense rear park assist system.
All Ram vehicles are covered by the following warranties: 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty for gas engines and a 5-year or 100,000-mile warranty on diesel engines. They also come with 5 years or 60,000 miles of unlimited roadside assistance and a 5-year/unlimited-mile rust-through coverage plan.
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